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Bluenose II – Open Decks

It’s hard to imagine that on March 26th in 1921, those present on the shore of Lunenburg knew what would come of the day’s festivities. They were there to launch the Bluenose. What they set in motion was a legacy that continues to this day.

  • the original Bluenose, designed by William Roué and built by the Smith and Rhuland Shipyard, was launched as a Grand Banks fishing and racing schooner on March 26, 1921 in Lunenburg
  • starting in 1921, Bluenose won the International Fishermen’s Trophy and brought it home to Nova Scotia for the next 17 years
  • celebrations are planned to recognize the Bluenose’s centenary next year
  • built in 1963, Bluenose II is a replica of the famed schooner
  • on April 6, Transport Canada issued an interim order prohibiting the operation of commercial vessels carrying more than 12 passengers for non-essential purposes, including tourism, until June 30, and Bluenose II cancelled scheduled passenger cruises and issued refunds to those who had purchased tickets

Open Decks in Town of Yarmouth at the “Ice Plant Wharf” on June 21 and 22nd.

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